About

Bio

I was born in 1988 in Innsbruck, a city in the heart of the alps. After finishing school I started my studies in physics in 2007, which opened the world of quantum mechanics to me. For my experimental work on the investigation of a novel type of quantum system – ultracold magnetic Erbium atoms – in the group of Prof. Ferlaino, I received the PhD in 2018 at the University of Innsbruck and later also the prestigious IQOQI Thesis Award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Already at an early stage I realized that I enjoy working in a team very much and that I want to continue bringing my drive and curiousness to the scientific world.

Excited by the abbilitiy to control quantum systems at the single particle level I switched to a new field of solid state quantum optics and quantum information joining the group of Prof. Ronald Hanson at QuTech, Delft University of Technology. I acquired my own funding from the FWF, which allowed me to work towards a multi-node quantum network – a cutting-edge technological advance that offered a lot of challenges but also a lot of fun time in the lab. In 2021 my colleagues and me succeeded in this challenge and reported on the realization of multi-partite entanglement between three remote quantum network nodes. Further we demonstrated entanglement generation between quantum network nodes that do not share a direct connection – a prime building block for a future quantum Internet.

Since 2020 I am now part of the group of Prof. Tracy Northup at the University of Innsbruck, where I am working to bring the vision of large scale quantum networks forward with the experimental platform of cavity-interfaced trapped ions. For the upcoming years I am aiming to start my own group in experimental quantum optics and I look forward to a long scientific journey.

CV at a glance

Conferences and Seminars

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  • Joint seminar QuTech, Delft University of Technology
    Seminar Talk: The Quest to the Neutral Charge State of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers
  • Joint seminar QuTech, Delft University of Technology
    Seminar Talk: Remote-Remote Entanglement from Innsbruck (and Delft)
  • Quantum Information and Quantum Networking seminar QuTech, Delft University of Technology
    Seminar Talk: NV0: The Quest to the Neutral Charge State
  • Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau, Germany
    Poster: How to make the Quantum Internet a Reality?
  • Diamond Photonics, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Poster: Towards a three-node quantum network based on solid-state spins
  • Quantum Information and Quantum Networking seminar QuTech, Delft University of Technology
    Seminar Talk
    : A three-node Quantum Network with Diamonds
  • Group seminar Andreas Läuchli, theoretical physics, Innsbruck
    Seminar Talk: Spin physics with dipolar fermions
  • Group seminar Ronald Hanson, Delft, Netherlands
    Seminar Talk: Ultracold Erbium atoms  – Exploring magnetic dipolar interactions
  • Group seminar Charles Marcus, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Seminar Talk: Ultracold magnetic atoms: The Erbium story
  • Universality in Few-Body Systems, Santa Barbara, California, US
    Invited Talk: Few-body Physics with Ultracold Magnetic Erbium
  • Group seminar Paris Nord, group B. L. Tolra, France
    Seminar Talk: Lattice and Bulk Physics with Ultracold Magnetic Erbium
  • Workshop on Long Range Interactions in Quantum Systems, Ercolano, Italy
    Invited Talk: Lattice Physics with Ultracold Magnetic Erbium
  • DPG, Hannover, Germany
    Contributed Talk: Lattice Physics with Ultracold Magnetic Erbium
  • Synthetic Workshop, Zagreb, Croatia
    Poster: Extended Bose-Hubbard Models with Ultracold Magnetic Atoms
  • Synthetic Quantum Magnetism, Dresden, Germany
    Poster: Observation of the Superfluid-to-Mott Insulator Transition with Dipolar Interactions
  • SFB Meeting, Innsbruck, Austria
    Contributed Talk: Dipolar Physics with Ultracold Magnetic Erbium Atoms
  • Quantum Simulations, Benasque, Spain
    Invited Talk: Dipolar Physics with Ultracold Magnetic Erbium Atoms
  • Workshop on Long Range Interactions in Quantum Systems, Palaiseau, France
    Poster: Strongly Dipolar Fermi Gases of Erbium Atoms
  • ESF Cold and Ultracold Molecules, Obergurgl, Austria
    Poster: A strongly magnetic Quantum Gas of Erbium Atoms
  • YAO Conference, Krakow, Poland
    Contributed Talk: Bose-Einstein Condensate of Erbium
  
2021
  • Quantum Information and Measurement VI, Optica
    Contributed Talk: Realization of a Multi-Node Quantum Network of Solid State Qubits
  • Tsinghua-TAU joint seminar, Tsinghua University and Telaviv University
    Invited Talk: Realizing multi-node quantum networks
2020
  • Joint seminar QuTech, Delft University of Technology
    Seminar Talk: The Quest to the Neutral Charge State of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers
  • Joint seminar QuTech, Delft University of Technology
    Seminar Talk: Remote-Remote Entanglement from Innsbruck (and Delft)
  • Quantum Information and Quantum Networking seminar QuTech, Delft University of Technology
    Seminar Talk: NV0: The Quest to the Neutral Charge State
2019
  • Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau, Germany
    Poster: How to make the Quantum Internet a Reality?
  • Diamond Photonics, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Poster: Towards a three-node quantum network based on solid-state spins
  • Quantum Information and Quantum Networking seminar QuTech, Delft University of Technology
    Seminar Talk
    : A three-node Quantum Network with Diamonds
2017
  • Group seminar Andreas Läuchli, theoretical physics, Innsbruck
    Seminar Talk: Spin physics with dipolar fermions
  • Group seminar Ronald Hanson, Delft, Netherlands
    Seminar Talk: Ultracold Erbium atoms  – Exploring magnetic dipolar interactions
  • Group seminar Charles Marcus, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Seminar Talk: Ultracold magnetic atoms: The Erbium story
2016
  • Universality in Few-Body Systems, Santa Barbara, California, US
    Invited Talk: Few-body Physics with Ultracold Magnetic Erbium
  • Group seminar Paris Nord, group B. L. Tolra, France
    Seminar Talk: Lattice and Bulk Physics with Ultracold Magnetic Erbium
  • Workshop on Long Range Interactions in Quantum Systems, Ercolano, Italy
    Invited Talk: Lattice Physics with Ultracold Magnetic Erbium
  • DPG, Hannover, Germany
    Contributed Talk: Lattice Physics with Ultracold Magnetic Erbium
2015
  • Synthetic Workshop, Zagreb, Croatia
    Poster: Extended Bose-Hubbard Models with Ultracold Magnetic Atoms
  • Synthetic Quantum Magnetism, Dresden, Germany
    Poster: Observation of the Superfluid-to-Mott Insulator Transition with Dipolar Interactions
  • SFB Meeting, Innsbruck, Austria
    Contributed Talk: Dipolar Physics with Ultracold Magnetic Erbium Atoms
  • Quantum Simulations, Benasque, Spain
    Invited Talk: Dipolar Physics with Ultracold Magnetic Erbium Atoms
2014
  • Workshop on Long Range Interactions in Quantum Systems, Palaiseau, France
    Poster: Strongly Dipolar Fermi Gases of Erbium Atoms
2012
  • ESF Cold and Ultracold Molecules, Obergurgl, Austria
    Poster: A strongly magnetic Quantum Gas of Erbium Atoms
  • YAO Conference, Krakow, Poland
    Contributed Talk: Bose-Einstein Condensate of Erbium